The PLDT FIBR Thread

Discussion in 'Networking, Telcos and ISPs' started by King, May 26, 2009.

  1. Aargh

    Aargh PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Their official advisory did not mention a total loss of connectivity and they said services will remain available. Most isp would always have contingency plans when it comes to this. They will reroute the connection to other submarine cables. This may result to higher latency when connecting to some websites and possible slower connections.
     
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    Just a bit of Google-foo and you'll find this: https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/0...tivities-in-intl-cable-system-from-sept-25-30

     
  3. King

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    PLDT-hosted meaning the servers of the streaming services are in the data centers of PLDT in the Philippines.

    WFH & online schooling may be impacted if the video conference services are hosted in the US and not in Asian countries.
     
  4. makinao

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    Sky cable just announced the same thing on their FB page. Will Globe be next?
     
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    ^Nah... they (Globe) announced that they will NOT be affected :)
     
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    Twitch kinda laggy right now. Gonna try to re-route to Globe.
     
  7. oj88

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    Just FYI...

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia-America_Gateway

    We're right up there with HK and SG. I'm besides myself. :coffee:
     
  8. Quest4dgoodlife

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    There will be more cable landings in the country in the next two years or so. a telecom company is buying 2 ship laying cables to do the cable laying within the country to new gateways.
     
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    Just curious, what telecom would that be?

     
  10. King

    King PhilMUG Addict Member

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    [​IMG]

    Anyone on Plan 1299 getting this throughput?
     
  11. bhoyetjumpay

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    applied the other day to upgrade from dsl to fiber because based on the link provided by pldt our area is fiber ready. called the hotline yesterday to get reference number because online application didn’t give any reference number. to my surprise, the agent told that our area is not yet fiber ready. i don’t know kung sino paniniwalan ko sa kanila the agent or the link provided! :(
     
  12. King

    King PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Provide your GPS coordinates and they'll probably say yes. ;) Minsan the postal address given doesn't translate to their fiber port inventory system.
     
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    Another variable is the installation contractor. When we applied, our contractor said there was fiber in our village, but no "box" on our street. But since our application was live, they made an effort and strung a cable to a box 15 posts away in another street.
     
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    Ugh! For more than a week now, I totally lose my internet connection (blinking LOS) for at least 2 hours every day from 11 AM onwards. What’s going on? Can anyone explain pls.? I called PLDT and they do not know either, so they’re sending a technician to check (which we all know takes forever). Techie people, would you have any idea why?
     
  15. JMacalinao

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    Only one thing is for certain when it comes to LOS - it is definitely out of your control. Nothing you can do except reporting it, until the ISP somehow determines the root cause and resolves it. I've had my fair share of LOS issues regardless of ISP, and most of the time I just report them, and then sit around and wait.

    You could try asking your neighbors who are on the same fiber ISP if they have the same issue, just to rule out fiber attenuation on your end (the cable from your house/building to the NAP cabinet).
     
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    how long did you wait for them to install?
     
  17. bhoyetjumpay

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    I’m surprised and impressed, PLDT called earlier (around 8:30 pm, yes not am) and told that my area is fiber ready. in order to process the request of upgrade, will just make letter of upgrade and send to their twitter account. :)
     
  18. makinao

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    It took a week from our request. When PLDT showed up, they would only install until the closest opening (ex. window, door). Since we wanted it somewhere else, they left us a reel of fiberoptic cable and told us to have our own contractor install it. PLDT came back a week after our contractor installed and connected us.
     
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    can't say but it's one of the two established ones.
     
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  20. JMacalinao

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    Looks like standard procedure; they don't want to be liable for potential substandard installations by them, because it'll come back to them when issues arise.

    Same thing happened to me when I had PLDT fiber installed recently. They didn't want to follow Converge's cable path because it was so jank (lol), so they left us with 60m of cable so I can route it from the box to the top floor where my server cabinet is located. I just tacked it to the firewall with nail clamps. :D

    They came back the following morning and did their thing.
     
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